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MIDDLETOWN– Noted New Jersey author Francine Garson will be the featured speaker at the 7th annual Scholarship Event sponsored by the Northern Monmouth County Branch of the AAUW Thursday, April 29 at noon. Gwendolyn O. Love, Executive Director of Lunch Break, and Anna Diaz-White, Executive Director of 180 Turning Lives Around, will be honored as the organization’s Women of Achievement. Routinely a luncheon with prizes, gifts, awards and presentations, the AAUW Branch will present this year’s program virtually with a Zoom presentation rather than in person luncheon due to the Covid pandemic. Garson, originally from Middlesex County, is the author of “Follow the Leader,” a novel detailing a fascinating relationship between a teenager and her aging grandmother, the pair sharing secrets and mistakes through the years. Garson also wrote “Things,” a novel set just before Hurricane Sandy, and citing specific towns and places like New Brunswick and Route 18 in the novel, but inventing Sea Grove, a town with places locals will remember in real Garden state communities. The author will be on hand at the Old First Church, 69 Kings Highway May 1 at the AAUW NMCB book Sale from 10:30 to 12:30 for those who want to purchase autographed copies of her books. The books are also available on Amazon and specially priced now through May 10. Donations for the luncheon range from $25 through $75 with all proceeds from the 501© (3) organization supporting scholarships and special programs for women and girls. Checks for the event can be made payable to AAUW-NMCB and mailed to PO Box 398, Red Bank, NJ 07701. Donors will receive the Zoom link and further information about the event via e-mail. Registration is also available on Zoom at the branch’s website, http://www.aauw-nj-nmcb.org/lunch.html.

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